RODGERS AND Hammerstein's "Cinderella" is the first theatrical production to be presented at Long Reach High School.
The musical, based on the fairy tale written by Frenchman Charles Perrault, is directed by Robin Brumm.
Performances will be at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 2: 30 matinee Sunday. Kristi Hallis is Cinderella and Meghan Splaine plays the mean stepmother.
Samantha Kassir and Michelle Catania play Cinderella's nasty stepsisters.
Elizabeth Zundel is the fairy godmother who makes Cinderella's dreams come true.
Prince Chris Ross is the hero.
Alex Perry is the king and Tiffany Stone portrays the queen.
Matt Brewrink is the herald. Matt Atkins is the chef, and Robin Siskind plays the steward.
This is an opportunity to enjoy theater -- and support the new high school.
Admission is $5 at the door.
SWORD's annual Spring Dance is April 18.
The group, sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic parish, serves those who are separated, widowed or divorced.
Music by the popular "Greatest Hits DJ" will be from 8 p.m. to midnight at Kahler Hall in Harper's Choice Village Center.
A cash bar is planned. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-381-0391.
The biking season
Parents are invited to attend the 7: 30 p.m. program, "Spring Time for Bike Safety," Thursday at Stevens Forest Elementary School.
The program is co-sponsored by the school's Parents and Teachers Association, and the League of American Bicyclists. John McClun will discuss the skills parents need in teaching bike safety to their children.
Parents can learn more about the correct size bike and helmet for their children.
McClun, a bicycle safety instructor for Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks who has biked 70,000 miles, teaches at community colleges and is national spokesman for the League of American Bicyclists.
The league, 110 years old, is the oldest cycling education and advocacy group in the United States.
New Hope Lutheran
New Hope Lutheran Church's Youth Group has a spring calendar of "things to do."
Suanne Felix, Sean Peyton and Patty Schoon chaperoned the group at the Youth Congress at Virginia Beach.
Peyton is volunteer of the month. He attends all youth meetings, sings in the choir, is a member of the singles group and of the Monday night study group.
The young people are going to New Windsor to volunteer at the Brethren Service Center -- a clearinghouse for world relief.
They also plan to participate in "Christmas in April," helping to beautify a home.
An evening at Toby's Dinner Theater to see "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is also planned.
Decorating the bank
Stevens Forest Elementary students are helping the Oakland Mills Branch of the Columbia Bank celebrate its first anniversary.
Decorative art now on exhibit in the bank's lobby was created by Kristy Black, Josh Manis, Sara Smith, Emly Kay, Jonathan Moore, Scott McGehee, Rakki Jones, Ryan Derenberger, Matthew Breton, Ryan Bare, Tiffany Pierson, Brandon Sommerville, Ray Simonds, Markus Lawrence, Ross Cron, Alex Fatemi, Amanda Theim and Brian Bushell.
If you are 11 to 14 years old, Bobbie Whyte, director of Columbia Teen Center, invites you to take part in the following activities: The first of three classes in "Self Defense and Physical Fitness for Teens," will be held from 11: 30 to 12: 30 p.m. April 26.
Teens will learn self-defense techniques -- blocks, kicks, punches, proper breathing, body shifting circular movements -- and how to improve their physical condition.
The same day there will be an "All Middle School Splashdown Party" from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Columbia Swim Center.
The event includes unlimited slides on the flume, swimming, door prizes, contests and games.
Registration is required for each event. Call 410-992-3726.
Art at the mall
The public is invited to the opening reception of the 25th Annual Columbia Mall Student Art Exhibition at 6: 45 p.m. this evening, at the mall's Main Court fountain.
Howard County public school students were invited to submit work.
Stevens Forest Elementary students whose art is included in the exhibit are Becca Price, Erik Wells, Jared Ballard, Laura Gaeng, Porcha Salter, Sabrina Cox, Victoria Silva, Blair Walker, Kristy Black, Jesse Krippes, Nicole Nolan, Sean Bellora, Megan Cable, Lauren Kaufmann, Bria Walker, Michael Vail, Kelly Walbert, Peter Alpert, Timothy Shu, Mark Berge, Bryonny Rogers, Danny Ballard, Jennifer Thorne, Michelle Nolan, Shaniqua Young, Shannon Manis, Christian Bowser, Erica Popovich, Jonathan xTC Lehtonen, Laura Hamilton, Nicholas Jameson, Michelle Estabrook, D.J. Dove, Gina Teranto, Michael Price, Taylor Bare, Rian Smith and Lauren Styker.
Pub Date: 4/08/97